Package Details: boostnote 0.16.1-4

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Package Base: boostnote
Description: Open source note-taking app for programmers
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Keywords: electron productivity
Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: rokt33r
Maintainer: clone1612
Last Packager: clone1612
Votes: 61
Popularity: 0.27
First Submitted: 2016-04-11 13:01
Last Updated: 2020-10-31 08:43

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clone1612 commented on 2020-10-31 09:02

Due to the many issues people have been experiencing the package is now using electron v4, as that's the most recent version supported by the application.

The incompatibility issues with more recent versions run much much deeper, beyond what some simple patches can fix.

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vczm commented on 2018-06-14 08:50

@clone1612 Sorry, my mistake. In file system I store my notes in subfolders of the Boostnote folder. In the settings, I added the subfolders manually, and it works fine.

clone1612 commented on 2018-06-14 08:28

@vczm Hmm, strange. I've tested it and the upgrade went without any issues. Is there anything visible on the Developer Tools console? Ctrl+Shift+I

vczm commented on 2018-06-14 08:23

After update to 0.11.6-1 the notes directory was reset to default. In settings I tried to add directory with my notes, but no got the expected result (message returned - No Folders).

clone1612 commented on 2018-06-13 06:04

Just an FYI on certain warnings appearing during the installation:

  • Warning about optional dependencies -> Bug in npm ignoring the --no-optional flag (

  • Reference to $srcdir ... -> Again unwanted behaviour in npm which saves absolute paths in the package.json file ( These warnings can safely be ignored since package.json is not used after installation.

  • Security alerts -> Upstream issue, I'll try looking into it and fix things where possible

elgs commented on 2018-06-02 08:34

@clone1612, thanks! Replacing pacaur works!

clone1612 commented on 2018-06-02 07:47

As mentioned in the linked forum topic pacaur is now unmaintained. Due to Pacman 5.1 introducing new breaking changes you should switch to a new AUR helper since pacaur won't be fixed. has a very nice comparison between actively maintained helpers and their features. pikaur & yay should both be drop-in replacements for pacaur.

elgs commented on 2018-06-02 07:43

@clone1612, I'm using pacaur. It seems installing pacman-contrib doesn't help, still the same error.

clone1612 commented on 2018-06-02 06:48

Hey @elgs, that's not an error related to this package. It's something with your AUR helper due to the recent Pacman update. In the same error appears.

What AUR helper are you currently using?

EDIT: You can try installing pacman-contrib ( and see if that fixes things, since a lot of utilities where switched from Pacman to a separate package.

elgs commented on 2018-06-02 06:07

=> Sources are ready.
:: Building boostnote package(s)...
==> Making package: boostnote 0.11.4-1 (Fri 01 Jun 2018 11:02:59 PM MST)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> Installing missing dependencies...
/usr/bin/pacman: unrecognized option '--color never'
==> ERROR: 'pacman' failed to install missing dependencies.
:: failed to build boostnote package(s)

I ended up with the error message above, but it didn't say which dependencies are missing.

clone1612 commented on 2018-05-26 18:58

Regarding the update to v0.11.5 I need to wait until they tag the release on the source repository (see